This is the second weekend of Jim Thorpe’s Fall Foliage Festival; the first weekend was kind of grey. Click on any picture to embiggen.
This was the announcement banner hanging by the old train station. You’ll note that they cancelled the final weekend.
Most of the trees are still green, but some are starting to turn.
One of the mountains, from US 209 coming south into town. It’s still mostly green, but there are some trees which have changed.
Ahhh, capitalism! Josiah White Park, in downtown Jim Thorpe, is filled with small vendors. Want to buy a chess set?
Or how ’bout a tie-dyed t-shirt?
Damn it, I want my barbeque cooked using fossil fuels!
Carriage rides, anyone?
Looking from above at the exit of the Millway, our underground stream, into the Lehigh River
Looking downstream at the Lehigh River, from the point at which the Millway enters.
The beginning of the stone wall which supports the railroad bed, keeping it from falling into the river.
The stone wall which supports the roadbed for US 209, keeping it off of the railroad bed.
Looking downstream at the Lehigh River. You can see traffic backed up coming down Mansion House Hill into town on US 209. Traffic is always backed up on our Fall Foliage weekends.
Looking upstream, back toward town. I was standing on top of the stone wall that you see against the river to take this picture.
The end of the stone wall supporting the roadbed for US 209; from this point, the natural cliff does the work.
Along the railbed, looking south. You can see some of the fall colors.
I love capitalism! This is a chunk of anthracite coal I found along the path by the railbed. This area, originally called Mauch Chunk, got its start with the discovery of anthracite coal in the region. Coal was brought down to the river by the Switchback gravity railroad, and loaded on barges to be floated down the Lehigh River.
Cute lady selling hula hoops.